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Consumer protection receives complaints after dairy price increase

The National Society for Consumer Protection on Monday called on the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply to set a cap on the price of dairy products after a company raised the price of its product
The National Society for Consumer Protection on Monday called on the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply to set a cap on the price of dairy products after a company raised the price of its products by 4 to 20 percent. (Photo: Unsplash)
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AMMAN — The National Society for Consumer Protection on Monday called on the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply to set a cap on the price of dairy products after a company raised the price of its products by 4 to 20 percent.اضافة اعلان

Muhammad Obeidat, head of the society, told Al-Ghad news on Monday that there is an agreement between the government and dairy companies not to raise prices amid the pandemic. He added that prices are already considered high when factoring in production costs. 

The price of this company’s yoghurt products increased between 5 and 10 piasters per package. The price of a 500g package of yoghurt that used to cost 65 piasters will now cost 70 piasters, and a1.8kg package that used to sell for was 2.25 dinars will now sell for 2.25 dinars.

Obeidat called on the government to intervene and set a cap on the price of dairy, adding that the society had received complaints from citizens over the past few days about an increase in prices from one of the largest manufacturers in the Kingdom.

A representative from the the food sector at the Jordan Chamber of Industry, Muhammad Waleed Al-Jitan, attributed the rise in prices to an increase in production costs, particularly when it comes to the price of plastic, containers, and shipping fees.

Jitan told Al-Ghad news that there are about 50 dairy factories and companies in the Kingdom, indicating that there is a strong level of competition in the sector.

Al-Ghad said that they attempted to contact the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply but were unable to obtain a response.

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